Synopses & Reviews
A family gets ready to greet a new baby
As a father helps his children get ready for school, the busy sounds of day unfold:
Bus honks and bells,
Dishes and shoes,
Whirring of tires and
Crackle of news . . .
Then night falls and the sounds are different:
Slapping leaves on
Windowpane . . .
But this is no ordinary day – or night. Listening to the clock tick, this family is waiting for something exciting to happen – and it does, when a new baby arrives.
Rich, playful paintings combine with lyrical language to tell a warm, vibrant story of family.
About the Author
’s (1905–90) memorable poetry includes Hailstones and Halibut Bones
, a New York Times Book Review
Cynthia Jabar has illustrated a number of picture books, including her own. She lives in Portland, Maine.